Amethyst

Hiiiiiiii!

How you doin’ :}

I had to make a little getaway to Abuja over a month ago and wanted to make a fresh/ new outfit for the trip. So, during a trip to the market where I usually get my fabrics from, I saw this material! It reminded me of amethyst, purple jewel look, I wanted to use it to make lingerie initially (don’t ask me), I still have the material in fuscia pink, so I can lingerie that. Who will like to see a lingerie tutorial?!

I loved the color, the feel of it and because it looked like fluid when it moved, I could only imagine how it will look in a circle skirt! So, that is what I made. When I first wore the skirt, I wore it with another silk beige shirt for a complete evening look.

You would think because I have an habit of rolling my shirt, I’d just stick to 3/4 sleeves? No, when I have to pray, I’d like to have the option of covering my arms. I also prefer a slim fitted sleeve for a more contemporary look. Kids, cover your arms.

There was minimal styling, you could complete it with a black bag. I hardly carry more than two bags in a year, except I have a super luxury one I need to use for certain events.

Also, make up is annoying. nuff said.

Outfit details

 

Have a lovely week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

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DIY: Faux Leather Tote Bag

Hi everyone!

Taking the blogging thing seriously again, aren’t I?

I love tote bags, they are roomy and easy to just grab and put stuff inside. I painted a dessert themed one on youtube here. And you can easily make one from scratch, it doesn’t take that much time too! It is important to use quality materials to increase their durability and final look.

The finishing is also important incase you suddenly had a light bulb moment and can sell these in form of an SME. Here is the final product I sewed, also accessorised it with a silk scarf I was gifted from Modanisa, Turkey.

You’ll need:

  • Leather (Or any material you would like to use, fabrics as well)
  • Tape rule/ Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

The denim in the picture below was just making a cameo, I was supposed to use it in binding the edge of the tote but I was afraid of what will happen to my sewing machine because I had other things to make that had deadlines that day. Lol, so, ignore it.

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Cut the leather in uniform rectangle. I used 20” to 15” dimensions here.

At the lower corners, make a perfect square (3cm) cut out.

Sew all three sides together as shown before (excluding cut out).

To make the bottom part, open it up and align the part not sewn together diagonally, as shown below. Sew it together.

Sew up the edge to make it neat and attach a thin strap to the handle. I used contrasting threads to make it a little bit more interesting.

Don’t carry this to a crowded Nigerian market, at least not with your valuables in it. You’re welcome

Is this something you’d like to try? Do share your thoughts.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Pink and Floral

Heyyyyyyyy. Salam alaikum!

In celebration of Breast Cancer awareness month which is observed in October, here is a style post with a touch of pink, If you’d like, you may wear a cute little ribbon. But most importantly, support women who are fighting the battle.

There are a few causes going on around, help raise funds, do your bit and hope for the best. And if you are feeling very generous, you can donate to foundations that sponsor cancer research as well.

Outfit details:

Shoe- Newlook

Scarf- Always had it, don’t even remember buying it. I think it’s my mum’s and it is part of an indian outfit set but it goes well with the green that can be found on the top print.

Top- DIY*. I made it buba style with flare around the sleeve end and I really wanted the sleeves to be super long.

Skirt- DIY*. Regular pleated skirt. Although this is usually not my color as I prefer earth tones more, but hey, it’s the month of breast cancer!

*I made/ sewed it

I got a new lens for my camera!! My pictures are so much better now and it makes me so happy. Al hamdulilah 😀

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And I’m also thankful to my brother, Abdullah, who was gracious enough to help in taking the pictures. Lol.

Here are throwback pictures of me in ‘Pink’ for #BreastCancerMonth. I tried not to cringe. Also thankful for growth.

The second picture’s touch of pink with a lipstick i borrowed because I didn’t have anything pink to wear or owned any make up.

 

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DIY Faux Fur Sandal

So, here’s the story, on how I upgraded the sandal below. There’s this huge h&m faux fur jacket which is kind of useless in use in Nigeria, I decided to give it new life.

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I cut off the sleeves (so that I can still have a sleeveless jacket to use if I have to make a journey to a freezing climate) and used it in coming up with this uber simple crafty craft and jazz up my simple barely sandal that I wore here.

Basically, what you’ll be needing is

  • Your source of faux fur.
  • glue
  • scissors
  • and your imagination! I just had to put that in there. There are so many things I might be ‘fluffing’ up real soon.

Here’s a really short video to guide you on how to make it.

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All you have to do is cut up a strip, long enough to cover the sandal strap and not too wide. Or you can just go out wild, it’s your choice, and shoe.

Glue on the fur. Wait for it to dry. I trimmed out the hair on the faux fur because I felt it was too long. And rock it out!

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I wish you an amazing week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

 

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Mono-Cream

Hi!

I hope you had an amazing weekend, I’m just looking forward to week ahead and the good it has in stock! I’m going to be in Lagos Thursday for a leadership and entrepreneurship summit in Lekki, in sha Allah (God willing), there will be more details on my twitter shortly.

So, while I was in Lagos, about two months ago, shortly after my Istanbul Fashion week trip, I talked about it here.

I had a mini photoshoot with Roqeebah O of theroqeebah.com. She was a very pleasant person to work with as I am probably the worst subject to photograph as I have zero patience. We met up at Rele Gallery where my art was in an exhibition.

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And that was me with random things in the picture. Guess who had a shoot that day too?

Yup, hijarbie!

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Heading out that day, I decided to go with a monotone look and have the super amazing gold patterned hijab with tassels do the major work. The shirt is a UK size 24 by the way, because I wanted to go for a oversized chic look, paired with the cream pleated palazzos.

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And a nice simple barely dare heeled sandal to complete the look.

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We later went out for coffee and had more photo shoots there while I was exploring my Samsung phone I just recently unboxed.

But first, I had to take a picture of my carrot cake and coffee first.

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Shirt: Marks and Spencer

Pants: Al Marwah, Turkey

Hijab: Muslima wear, Turkey. Shop this hijab here

 

Have a great week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

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Off the Shoulder

I bet you didn’t think you could rock this off the shoulder trend, did you?

If you like to experiment with some wardrobe staples, like me sometimes, that you won’t normally wear, ‘alone’, if you know what I mean, like this off the shoulder outfit or a crop top, then this way you can keep the modesty thing going on while not having cold shoulders. Get it? No? Okay :’)

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I decided the way I could wear the off shoulder top was to actually layer it, for the much needed coverage of course. I made the top and pleated skirt myself. The crepe white shirt can be gotten from loads of places to be honest, just google it 😀 And I’m sure it is something most people will already have in their wardrobe, just like a black skirt. If not, what have you been wearing?!

It really adds character to a simple shirt and skirt look in my opinion and it’s a fun way to have something to talk about in your outfit. *wink*

Have a wonderful day ahead.

Love,

Haneefah.

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MID Hijab Giveaway

Salam alaikum (Peace be onto you) guys!

I hope you’re doing well and that Ramadan which is basically almost over (sadly) has been very beneficial for you.

MID sent me some printed viscose hijabs to give away to my readers/ followers! I’ve gone through so many ways to give them away, I just decided to come to the blog and finish it up here.

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So, In sha Allah, the first five people to comment on this post gets the hijabs sent to them in time for Eid in sha Allah. Four of the hijab to be given away are in the image above. Comment with your location and a sweet message to anyone that would be reading it.

You can also partake in the current promo MID is running now and you stand a chance to win a full Eid outfit!

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Good luck ladies!

Love, 

Haneefah

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Checkpoint Jilbab

Salam alaikum (Peace be onto you)!

I hope you’re all doing well. I also pray that Ramadan has been very beneficial for you in sha Allah.

I recently received this Checkpoint Abaya as a gift from Midkollections (MID, Muslim Identity), Abuja. They have a collection of various designers such as aab and silk route of Islamic design house which are my personal favourites. They were designers I looked up to when I was trying to come up with my clothing line then. They also stock male thobes as well and kids clothing, so they cater to practically everybody.

The abaya I have on has a sporty vibe to it and I knew I had to pair it with red sneakers right away, to match the striking  red panel and to honour Naima Roberts’ She wore red trainers, Lol. I loved reading the book a lot. The abaya is light weight surprisingly and very functional sporting side pockets and side splits to aid better movement. If you are interested in getting this particular one, you can get it here. The vibrants colours are amazing! I’m wearing Slim 60. You can also just generally shop for your Eid needs on their website. As that is so close by, I’ll keep you informed of more details to how you can easily shop from them to prepare for the big day in sha Allah.

I’m also partnering with them to give away 5 Viscose hijabs for Eid! Soon, I’ll be giving one away everyday in sha Allah and I’ll be sharing more details of the giveaway soon. So, stay tuned! 😀

Outfit details.

Abaya: Silk Route Abaya here

Scarf: Silk Route Hijab here

Sneakers: Primark

Wristwatch: DW

Do have a wonderful day/night ahead.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Ruh Collective X BrimahAndJohn

Salam alaikum!

I hope you’re all doing well. Being a follower and admirer of modest fashion for a very long time. I am always excited when I come across gems.

Ruh Collective was one of them. I was part of those that had an exclusive sneak peek to the collection, it is now available to the public :D. Their values are amazing Ma sha Allah.

These are just few of my favourites (It means if I could buy any piece from the whole collection, I’ll be choosing these, starting with the jumpsuit!). You can view the whole collection here and their collaborations with designers.

The outfits are hereherehere and here. Most of them are up for pre-order.

They also do collaborations with designers. BrimahAndJohn however, documented a fashion story using clothes from Ruh Collective, Covetous: The Lady + The Thief.

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It was a striking narrative about a blissfully unaware lady, who constantly had prying eyes, the thief, on her, till she was overpowered by that hidden but ever present force. She interpreted it as the Lady being the world, Dunya and the thief being death. Death being a fact of life we sometimes ignore or pay little attention to but can creep up on us at any time.

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She threw it open for interpretation, and I interpreted it to be a person and the evil eye. Which we are ‘blissfully’ unaware of.

Evil eye, Isabat al-’ayn, is a common belief that individuals have the power to look at people, animals or objects to cause them harm. It is tradition among many Muslims that if a compliment is to be made one should say “Masha’Allah” (ما شاء الله‎) (“God has willed it.”) and also “Tabarakallah” (تبارك الله‎) (“Blessings of God”) to ward off the evil eye. Reciting Sura IkhlasSura Al-Falaq and Sura Al-Nas from the Qur’an, three times after Fajr and after Maghrib is also used as a means of personal protection against the evil eye. –Wikipedia

May Allah protect us always.

Love,

Haneefah.

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DIY Palazzo Pants

Salam alaikum guys.

I have been seriously adopting a more loose casual mode of dressing these days, I have always loved oversized clothing and the heat has been a really nice excuse for wearing something super light.

The fabric has to be right and not opaque and free enough not to make ‘fit’-nah. Get it? No? Okay :’)

So, I decided to put up a tutorial where you can make your own palazzo pants and give out a free pair as well. Their movement in the breeze is awesome and when wide enough can be tricked into looking like a skirt! Palazzos are just awesome.

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All. That. Sun.

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You need:

– 3m of printed fabric
–Scissors
– Some rope or ribbon to use as the waistband
– Pins
– Black thread
– A seam ripper
– A sewing machine

How to:

Fold your fabric four-way (in half and then another half; so that you have four layers of fabric). Grab a trouser you previously own, fold in half as shown above and trace to draft a pattern. Make sure the “side” of the trouser has to be folded while the inner part of the trouser is where you cut. Cut the inner part in a straight line (not tapered).

You can also fold a fabric in half and cut it twice, your call.

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In the middle of the waist band, rip a few stitches and insert your ribbon tying the ends together in a bow or knot.

 

That’s it basically.

If you have any further questions, you can comment below or contact me.

To win yourself a pair of printed palazzos, I’m nice, aren’t I? Simply post any of the pictures in the post where I am wearing the pants (choose a really nice picture 😀 ) and post either on twitter or instagram with the hashtag #MuslimahanieDIY and tag me so that I can see it. It would be nice to share the link to this post also.

A winner is chosen at random and contacted during the end of a week in sha Allah.

See you next time!

Love,

Haneefah.

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